The Arts Council of Princeton Presents Group Exhibition
EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING: Diana Weymar’s “Telegraph Creek: Tanning a Moose Hide” is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s new exhibition, “Every Fiber of My Being,” on view in the Taplin Gallery, March 5 – April 17.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) presents Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition featuring textile and contemporary embroidery. Visitors can expect original works from artists Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan, and Katie Truk.
Every Fiber of My Being is curated by the Arts Council’s 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence, Diana Weymar. Growing up in the wilderness of British Columbia, Diana learned the importance and practical value of a vivid imagination. In her artwork, she is interested in how to interact with existing materials — photographs, clothing, text — to address issues of storytelling, identity, narrative, and documentation.
Maira Kalman is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine and is well known for her collaboration with Rick Meyerowitz on the New Yorkistan cover in 2001 and The New York City Sub-Culinary Map. Maira is currently creating an illustrated column for The New Yorker based on travels to museums and libraries.
Amy Meissner’s textile art combines traditional handwork and contemporary imagery to explore themes of the body, fear, and loss. Her materials are vintage, discarded or found, with cumulative histories that shape the narrative of each piece.
The aim of Cassie Jones’ felt pieces is to create a “pleasurable conundrum.” She explains, “I like work that is both painterly and sculptural, familiar yet strange, representational, but abstract, knowable but un-nameable all at once.”
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s piece, Wider Than the Sky, was inspired in part by Emily Dickinson’s poem of the same name, which addresses the brain’s capability to contain immeasurable vastness and creativity.
Danielle Hogan is a maker, educator, and practice-led researcher. Her research embraces the fields of craft in contemporary art and the feminist possibilities of/and feminist theory regarding craft media and their processes.
Katie Truk’s pieces are a marriage of sensual malleability of pantyhose and the rigidity of wire. Thread binds and extends the aggression and vulnerability, echoing life’s twists, turns, and pulling within our rigorous regulations and expectations.
Every Fiber of My Being will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery from March 5 through April 17, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. and an artist talk on Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.
For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.